Eric Clapton has released a video for “Call Me The Breeze”, from his forthcoming tribute album, Breeze, in honor of J.J. Cale. Clapton, who considered Cale a mentor and a friend, wrote and originally recorded "Call Me The Breeze," "Cocaine," "Crazy Mama" among many other salt-of-the-earth songs.
Due July 29, “Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale” features a collection of 16 Cale tunes revisited by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White.
“I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did – that’s the point,” said Clapton. “I’m just the messenger; I’ve always felt that that’s my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from.”
Cale passed away from a heart attack in La Jolla, California on July 26, 2013 at the age of 74